3400G as home server with OMV6, or low power motherboard ?

  • Hello,


    I currently have an old server with OMV 5 based on Asrock Q1900, with a Quad Core J1900 processor. It is inside a small case (Antec ISK110), and I use several external USB HDD for storage, and an internal 120Go SSD sata for openmediavault. I don't think that I have some processor limitation on my actual server, I essentially use Home assistant, NextCloud, AdguardHome and Backup for my desktop. The limitations are :

    1/ The SSD, which is too small

    2/ External USB HDD which is not a good solution : Somes USB drive doesn't enter into sleep mode :(

    3/ I also have few unavailability, I need to reboot my server manually.



    On the other hand, I have a desktop computer based on AMD 3400G processor, SSD 1To, that I use every day. Maybe I would like a real computer with a real graphic card, but it is actually a little bit overpriced !


    I would like to add an OMV server at another place : at my parents' house.


    I thought about two solutions :

    1/ Converting my desktop computer, with the 3400G, as a server at home, and sending the Asrock Q1900 server to my parent house. I need to buy a new desktop computer in that case.

    2/ Find another low power consumption motherboard, as J3455 or more recent processor to replace my home server, and send the Asrock Q1900 server to my parent house.


    I am a little bit worried about the power consumption of this server, and it is difficult to imagine the power consumption of the 3400G configuration, and if it is not an overrated solution for my application.


    What do you think ?


    Thanks. ;)

  • 3. option: keep your setup and build an ARM-based server for your parents?

    omv 6.1.4-2 (Shaitan) on RPi CM4/4GB with 64bit Kernel 5.15.84-v8+

    2x 6TB 3.5'' HDDs (CMR) formatted with ext4 via 2port PCIe SATA card with ASM1061R chipset providing hardware supported RAID1


    omv 5.6.21-1 (usul) on RPi4/4GB with 32bit Kernel 5.10.63 and WittyPi 3 V2 RTC HAT

    2x 3TB 3.5'' HDDs (CMR) formatted with ext4 in Icy Box IB-RD3662-C31 / hardware supported RAID1

    For Read/Write performance of SMB shares hosted on this hardware see forum here

  • 3. option: keep your setup and build an ARM-based server for your parents?

    I try this solution with RPi2 and RPi3 few years ago, but it wasn't a good choice because of some limitations, for example the ethernet connexion shared with the USB port, transfers were really slow !


    Which ARM plateform do you recommend ?


    Why not use the SATA ports on the Asrock board, and solve all the problems with internal HDD?

    Yes it is a possibility, but I still need another server ! If I reuse the Asrock motherboard for my parents, I will only use one HDD for data backup that I can install inside the actuel Asrock server.

  • RPi2 and RPi3

    are too limited, look at the link in my signature

    omv 6.1.4-2 (Shaitan) on RPi CM4/4GB with 64bit Kernel 5.15.84-v8+

    2x 6TB 3.5'' HDDs (CMR) formatted with ext4 via 2port PCIe SATA card with ASM1061R chipset providing hardware supported RAID1


    omv 5.6.21-1 (usul) on RPi4/4GB with 32bit Kernel 5.10.63 and WittyPi 3 V2 RTC HAT

    2x 3TB 3.5'' HDDs (CMR) formatted with ext4 in Icy Box IB-RD3662-C31 / hardware supported RAID1

    For Read/Write performance of SMB shares hosted on this hardware see forum here

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